Year 4, Book 54

54. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
This isn’t the type of book I would normally read. I’m not much for the mystery, suspense genre. I had heard such good things about this book though even from other people who don’t normally read in this genre that I decided I had to read it. I have mixed feelings on this book. On the one hand I didn’t really care for it, but on the other the mystery did draw me in and made me not want to put the book down so that I could find out what happened. I also felt like the book got really long at the end. The main mystery was solved with about 100 pages left and then there was a secondary storyline that got readdressed that took way too long to wrap up in my opinion and included some really goofy tactics. Plus I was annoyed with the way the book ended on it’s final page. And one of the main characters obviously has some dark secrets from her past that are alluded to, but that we really never get to find out. I do see that the next book by the author that just came out has the same two main characters, so I assume we’ll get some more background on her in the next book. So now I kind of feel compelled to read that too. Although I feel like this could be a deadly cycle as the author is now dead and wrote 3 books prior to his death. There’s no guarantee that anything is wrapped up by the end of the third book, and he’s obviously no longer around to complete the story. So in a nutshell I didn’t exactly think this book was as great as everyone is saying, but it did keep me engaged, at least until the last 100 pages or so (the book is 560 pages long). And because of the way the characters were written I now feel compelled to read the next one. I give it a 5 out of 10.

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